Submitted by communications on Wed, 11/19/2008 - 8:22am
“My job isn’t a job. It’s a ministry. And the GTU has given me community and allowed me to practice my ministry.”
That’s what Sharon-Gay Smith says of her 37 years of work at the Graduate Theological Union. In return, from 1971 when she worked the GTU’s PBX system (remember those?) and typed transcripts by hand, to 1989 when she became common registrar, to 2008, Smith has given the GTU her loyalty. Day in and day out, she has given students down-to-earth, day-to-day practical help, ranging from advice about where to find affordable housing to how to register for classes.